2013-12-19 / Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs


Retired Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates addresses participants of the Women, Peace and Security conference at the U.S. Naval War College. The conference served as an opportunity to hold discussions related to the implementation and sustainment of the 2011 U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. (Photo by James E. Foehl) Retired Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates addresses participants of the Women, Peace and Security conference at the U.S. Naval War College. The conference served as an opportunity to hold discussions related to the implementation and sustainment of the 2011 U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. (Photo by James E. Foehl) Base Status Weather Alerts

All hands are urged to familiarize themselves with methods used to communicate operational changes on the naval station. Notifications of base status will be provided on most major local television and radio stations. Up-to-date base conditions will also be posted on Facebook. Become a fan of the Naval Station Newport Facebook page at facebook.com/NAVSTANewport to receive announcements as they are posted. Personnel may also call the Base Conditions Line at 401-841- 2211 for recorded updates.

NHCNE Holiday Hours


The Rivalry, Locally Senior Chief Sonar Technician Ben Pierson, senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Naval War College (NWC), runs for a first down during an Army-Navy flag football game at Nimitz Field at Naval Station Newport. The game was held as a precursor to the college football rivalry game between the U.S. Naval Academy, Navy Midshipmen, and the U.S. Military Academy, Army Black Knights, on Dec. 14 in Philadelphia, where the Navy Midshipmen triumphed, 34-7. The NWC Navy flag football team also prevailed over the NWC Army team, with a final score of 24-0. (Photo by James E. Foehl) The Rivalry, Locally Senior Chief Sonar Technician Ben Pierson, senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Naval War College (NWC), runs for a first down during an Army-Navy flag football game at Nimitz Field at Naval Station Newport. The game was held as a precursor to the college football rivalry game between the U.S. Naval Academy, Navy Midshipmen, and the U.S. Military Academy, Army Black Knights, on Dec. 14 in Philadelphia, where the Navy Midshipmen triumphed, 34-7. The NWC Navy flag football team also prevailed over the NWC Army team, with a final score of 24-0. (Photo by James E. Foehl) The Naval Health Clinic New England will be closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. On Dec. 24, 26 and 31 and on Jan. 2, the clinic will be open for acute appointments from 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m. Call 888-628-9633 for appointments.

Christmas Services

The Chapel of Hope will offer an ecumenical candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass will be held Christmas Day at 9 a.m. Routine base access is required.

Holiday Food Drive

The Chapel of Hope is running its annual Caring and Sharing program to ensure that all members of the Navy Newport community are able to enjoy traditional holiday meals. Collection boxes are at locations throughout the base. Cash donations are also being sought, and assistance is needed to assemble baskets on Dec. 23. For more information, call the Chapel of Hope at 401-841-2234.

Thrift Shop Holiday Closing

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop and donation bin will close for the winter holidays beginning Dec. 20. Donors will be able to resume using the bin beginning Dec. 31. The Thrift Shop will reopen to customers on Jan. 7.

Vaccines

Flu and shingles vaccines are available at Naval Health Clinic New England, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on a walk-in basis. FluMist nasal spray, flu vaccine injections, and Fluzone HD are available. Beneficiaries age 60 and above may also receive the shingles vaccine at the immunizations clinic.

MOAA Luncheon

The Southeastern New England Chapter of the Military Officers Association (MOAA) will hold its monthly meeting at the Officers’ Club on Friday, Dec. 20 at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Anthony Paolino, president of the R.I. Military Organization, who will discuss the group’s support programs. For more information, call Lt. Cmdr. Vincent Messina at 401-884-4511.

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